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How a solar storm two years ago nearly caused a catastrophe on Earth

By Jason Samenow

On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere. These plasma clouds, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs), comprised a solar storm thought to be the most powerful in at least 150 years. 499 more words

2012's 'Solar flare' could have pushed Earth into dark age

Nasa has recently revealed that Earth nearly missed a solar flare, or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that might have plunged the planet towards a global catastrophe on July 23, 2012.

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Iodine may alleviate swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients' retinas

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014

Findings online in JAMA Ophthalmology

Boston – Cystoid macular edema (CME) is a common complication of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a family of retinal diseases in which patients typically lose night and side vision first and then develop impaired central vision. 610 more words

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